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Win Putumayo’s New Café Latino with Flan Recipe

By Dan Storper, October 20, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dan Storper

Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Latin collection, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that participated! Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jorge!

Cafe Latino AlbumIn celebration of Putumayo’s 20th anniversary, we’re returning to our Latin American roots with the release of Café Latino, featuring leading singer-songwriters from Latin America and Spain. While you’re dancing to the beat of these artists, you can also enjoy a taste of the culture, thanks to the recipe for Venezuelan dark flan that's included with the CD. 

The collection was inspired by the spirit of the tertulia, informal gatherings at bars, cafés and living rooms where music is played and poetry and literary works are discussed.

Most of the artists featured on this collection grew up listening to Latin America’s Nueva Cancion (New Song) movement, a hallmark revolution in music that reached its peak in the politically turbulent era of the 1960’s and 70’s. Others were exposed to American folk, pop and jazz either at home or in their travels abroad. All contribute to a musically rich mix of sound that reflects the heritage of their homelands.

Many of the artists on Café Latino come from musical families or have international family roots. Born in Venezuela, singer-songwriter Sacha Hildago aka Sacha Nairobi, is also a member of a family band featuring her father and brothers. Amanda Martinez, renowned in Canada, was born to parents of Mexican and South African descent. Her song “Alcoba Azul,” has Argentinian tango influences. Jose Conde mixes his Cuban roots and Miami upbringing to present the mid-tempo El Avion. The 10 artists on the collection represent a fascinating overview of the contemporary Latin singer-songwriter scene.

Are you ready for a taste of Latin music, culture and food? Share your favorite Latin artist or dish in the comments below by October 30th for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s Latin favorites, including Café Latino, Latin Lounge (Updated), Latin Party, Café Cubano and Latin Jazz.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

Category: Music, Contests




debbie says ...
I am an enchilada fan. Almost any filling makes tasty enchiladas.
10/20/2013 3:57:29 PM CDT
Jeff Blackwell says ...
I'd love to win the Putumayo's New Café Latino with Flan Recipe!
10/21/2013 12:38:40 PM CDT
Mandy Olson says ...
Tamales & Palomas while listening to Santana.
10/21/2013 1:48:01 PM CDT
suzanne r says ...
My favorite is tres-leches-three-milks-cake-latin. I am always looking for different recipes.
10/21/2013 3:01:02 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
One of my favorite Latin dishes is Posole with pork shoulder.
10/22/2013 12:17:01 PM CDT
Terrie Miller says ...
Favorite artist is Celia Cruz. Favorite dish...black beans and rice, of course!
10/22/2013 4:41:38 PM CDT
Larry Coltharp says ...
I love the Putumayo's label! My first and among my favorites is "Islands" Thank you for your contribution of spreading World music. Larry Coltharp
10/22/2013 7:51:12 PM CDT
Mary Kay Clement says ...
Love, love, love all the delicious latin rhythms that Putumayo showcases in their CD's! Would be so happy to have the set. One of my favorite latin music artists is Ruben Blades. Recently saw him in concert...it was an amazing learning experience, as he paid homage to many famous musicians who contributed to what is now Salsa music. Viva La Salsa!
10/22/2013 10:19:08 PM CDT
Sabrina says ...
I love bean burritos or black beans and rice!
10/22/2013 10:25:06 PM CDT
Jorge Tizol says ...
Favorite dish: has to be Mofongo with Arroz con Gandules, I am from Puerto Rico! It's hard to pick just one latin artist as my favorite, but have to list El Gran Combo way up there...also from PR, of course :)
10/22/2013 10:28:47 PM CDT
Amy says ...
A simple Latin rice makes me swoon~
10/23/2013 8:04:46 AM CDT
Anne says ...
Veggie fajitas.
10/23/2013 2:17:26 PM CDT
Effie says ...
I love Latin foods and music. They would be an great gift to win.
10/23/2013 2:35:07 PM CDT
Angela Moss says ...
I love fried bananas. I grew up on them.
10/23/2013 2:51:42 PM CDT
Amy says ...
I make enchiladas with anything!!
10/23/2013 3:04:15 PM CDT
Karen says ...
My favorite latin artist(s) are Reik
10/23/2013 3:04:24 PM CDT
Emily Luker says ...
10/23/2013 3:14:04 PM CDT
Benji says ...
Black beans are good with most anything for any time of day!
10/23/2013 3:27:10 PM CDT
Sammi says ...
Nothin like a dense rich flan! As for music, I do love Reuben Blades as well as some others here but after seeing the Buena Vista Social Club I fell in love with Ibrahim Ferrer.
10/23/2013 3:37:36 PM CDT
Mirella Roberts says ...
I love Putumayo CDs. I own several of them. The variety of rhythms are wonderful.
10/23/2013 3:40:19 PM CDT
Tava says ...
Tofu Picaillo, cumin and rice Tamales - drool.....
10/23/2013 4:18:12 PM CDT
Jill says ...
Me encanta el yuca al estilo cubano! Y un poquito de con gris completa el plato!
10/23/2013 4:21:05 PM CDT
Lj Warman says ...
Celia Cruz
10/23/2013 4:41:57 PM CDT
Paul says ...
A friend introduced me to Papa Chorreadas and I was hooked for life.
10/23/2013 4:49:23 PM CDT
Kim says ...
Cesaria' Evora' , who, as a native of Cape Verde, was a practitioner of the moma, which is strongly associated with the islands and combines West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinos, and British sea shanties. I first learned of her from one of my early Putumayo cd's I received as a gift. . Through Putumayo's compilations, the windows to world music have opened for me as one of our local stations, fortunately, plays them occasionally. Yeah!
10/23/2013 5:04:25 PM CDT